NI Water: Were the IRT’s Terms of Reference ‘Gerrymandered’?

The latest we hear is that DRD/NIW are having problems getting anyone to take on the role of chairman of NI Water. Slugger understands that a number of individuals have declined an approach. It is not difficult to see why. As a careful reading of the final report makes clear the IRT itself did not believe there was a substantive connection between the CEO’s problems with a Board that refused to rescind his resignation and the report’s headline problem of …

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Exclusive report on NI Water: “I need help from friends at the minute…”

What was the real reason for the big shake-up at NI Water last week? Four independent directors sacked last March were replaced by temporary appointees on the grounds that a relatively tiny number of transactions had been conducted poorly. But was this a post-hoc rationalisation for a decision that was taken for other, more political reasons?